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Joyce Marie Burrell Vought, 78, of Lewisburg, formerly of Hartleton, died at 2 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at Buffalo Valley Nursing Home in Lewisburg.

She was born Jan. 5, 1938, in Millheim, a daughter of Matthew Burrell and Mary Schnure. She married John Mark Vought Jr., of Mifflinburg, who currently resides at Rhodesmere at the Buffalo Valley Retirement Village.

As a young girl, she attended one room school in Hartleton, later graduated from Mifflinburg High School and eventually Millersville University where she earned an education degree. Returning to academics after starting a family, Joyce, an avid lifelong learner who instilled the value of education in her children, graduated from Millersville the same year her son Joe graduated from Gettysburg College.

Throughout her life, she maintained an active membership in the Lutheran church and worked for the Aid Association for Lutherans as an administrative assistant and conducted pre-retirement workshops with her husband John. In addition, she taught cosmetology and also worked as a substitute teacher throughout the years at all levels.

Joyce had many artistic talents including painting, cosmetology, gardening, music, and teaching. She will always be remembered for her extraordinary thoughtfulness, her gentle spirit, and her radiant beauty.

Joyce is survived by one son, Joseph, of Sterling, Va.; one daughter, Michelle, of Normal, Ill.; two brothers, Merle, Martin Burrell, of City, Mont., and Charles Burrell, of Cowen; and three grandchildren, Kristin, Jonathan, and Nicholas.

Public visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Christ's Lutheran Church, 100 3rd St., Lewisburg, followed by the funeral at 11 with the Rev. William Henderson and Dennis Trout officiating.

Burial will be at the Hartleton Cemetery, following a light luncheon at the church.

Memorials in Joyce's memory may be made to Christ's Lutheran Church in Lewisburg, 100 3rd St., Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Special thanks to the Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Christ's Lutheran Church, and Dominick Adamo Funeral Home.

To share in Joyce's remembrance, please visit www.adamofh.com.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.
Published on August 20, 2016
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